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Indian Arrows end season with win over Kenkre FC

Indian Arrows end season with win over Kenkre FC

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Indian Arrows drove a dagger through Kenkre FC hearts with a last-gasp winner, here at the Naihati Stadium. Playing for survival, Kenkre failed to open their account against Arrows. Substitute Himanshu Jangra's 90th minute strike put the match to bed. Carrying the momentum built on their recent form, Kenkre wanted to add another win to their tally, knowing that a Real Kashmir fumble could mean survival in the Hero I-League. Seven minutes into the game, a loose pass in the Arrows' defensive third came to Yash Mhatre but he could not do any damage with it. Vijay Nagappan was the next Kenkre player to try his luck as the midfielder came running towards the box with the ball just to put his shot wide of goal. At the other end, Sayan Das and Brijesh Giri tried to execute a quick one-two m...
Super sub Jesin inspires Kerala to thumping win

Super sub Jesin inspires Kerala to thumping win

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Super sub Jesin TK scored five as Kerala thrashed Karnataka 7-3 to move a step closer to winning their seventh Hero Santosh Trophy title in the first semi-final at the Manjeri Payyanad Stadium here in Mallapuram on Thursday. Prior to the match, Kerala coach Bino George had mentioned how he will never waver from his attacking philosophy and his team showed just that as they scored almost at will. It was a perfect display of attacking football with Jesin being the star of the night. The substitute striker showed calmness under pressure and with this display, a new star was born. Kerala's game plan was keeping hold of the ball and trying to thread the ball through the Karnataka defence. Skipper Jijo Joseph was the orchestrator in midfield as the hosts tried to go for the kill right from...
Karnataka thrash Gujarat 4-0 to make it to the semis in dramatic style

Karnataka thrash Gujarat 4-0 to make it to the semis in dramatic style

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Karnataka capped off a dramatic final game in Group B to beat Gujarat 4-0 and qualify for the semi finals of the Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at the Manjeri Payyanad Football Stadium here on Monday. Services' victory over Odisha earlier in the day had upset the comfortable apple cart that was this group. The math, leading into this final group stage game was simple. Karnataka needed to win by a three goal margin to go through. For the first half an hour of the game, Gujarat were barely allowed to breathe. In the fourth minute of the game, even as the football hungry crowd was settling into the Manjeri Payyanad, Karnataka had their first crack at the goal, Sudheer Kotikela shooting wide from a tight angle. Eight minutes later, they had the lead, Sudhe...
Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

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A first-half strike from Kartik Hantal helped Odisha claim a narrow 1-0 win against Manipur in the Hero 75th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Manjeri Payyanaad Stadium here on Tuesday. Odisha were the better team on the night as their tenacious display meant Manipur succumbed to their first loss of the competition. Both teams came into the contest full of confidence. Manipur had thrashed defending champions Services 3-0 while Odisha had come back from 1-3 down to draw their previous encounter against Karnataka. Both coaches had mentioned prior to the game how the boys were up for the game. It was Odisha who started the brighter of the two as they tried to play the lofted through ball behind the Manipur defence. With Manipur playing a high-line, goalkeep...
AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira for a goalless draw

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira for a goalless draw

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The draw takes MCFC on four points from four games. There are two more matches remaining in the group stage. Mumbai City FC played out a goalless draw against UAE’s Al Jazira FC in AFC Champions League 2022 group stage match at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday. The result means Mumbai City FC are tied on four points with Al Jazira and Iraq’s Air Force Club below Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab football club, who are on top of Group B with 10 points. However, MCFC are third in Group B as they lost their first leg to Al Jazira 1-0 last week. The draw also makes Mumbai City FC the first club from India to win four points in the AFC Champions League history. FC Goa had mustered three points from their group games last season. Both Mumbai City FC and Al...
AFC Champions League 2021-22: Mumbai City FC script history with 2-1 win over Air Force Club

AFC Champions League 2021-22: Mumbai City FC script history with 2-1 win over Air Force Club

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Diego Mauricio and Rahul Bheke scored goals for MCFC against Iraq’s Air Force Club. This was the first win for an Indian club in the league’s history. Mumbai City FC created history by becoming the first Indian football club to register a win in the AFC Champions League by defeating Iraq’s Al Quwa Al Jawiya (Air Force Club) 2-1 at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday. Making its debut at Asia’s biggest club football competition, Mumbai City FC came from behind through Diego Mauricio’s spot-kick (70’) and Rahul Bheke’s header (75’) for the victory. Hammadi Ahmed, meanwhile, scored the goal for the three-time AFC Cup champions in the 59th minute. Mumbai City FC are only the second Indian club to play in the AFC Champions League. FC Goa were the first Indian team t...
Manisha Kalyan strike helps Indian women beat Jordan in international football friendly

Manisha Kalyan strike helps Indian women beat Jordan in international football friendly

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This was India’s second straight victory, having downed Egypt by a similar 1-0 margin earlier this week. The Indian women’s football team earned its second straight win in Jordan, after beating the hosts 1-0 in a friendly at the Prince Mohammed Stadium in Zarqa, on Friday. Forward Manisha Kalyan was the star of the night, as her goal in the second-half proved to be the difference between the two football teams on the night. Earlier this week, India had defeated Egypt by the same margin at the same venue. Both India and Jordan looked to get on the front foot from the start, creating chances near the opposition area. India, the world No. 59 in FIFA rankings, won the first corner of the match, which was sent in by Ratanbala Devi and was headed goalwards by Manisha. However, the ch...
Mumbai City face Al Shabab in AFC Champions League debut

Mumbai City face Al Shabab in AFC Champions League debut

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Making their debut in the prestigious AFC Champions League, Mumbai City will face off against Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab in their opening game of Group B in the 2022 edition of Asia’s premier club competition. Des Buckingham’s side will take to the pitch at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 8, at 8:15 PM AST (10:45PM IST). After an unceremonious end to their domestic campaign, The Islanders regrouped and resumed their preparations for the AFC Champions League in mid-March in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As a part of the preparations, Mumbai City faced Al Ain FC and Al Hilal United FC in two friendlies during their time in the UAE winning both 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. Des Buckingham and the Mumbai City contingent arrived in Riyadh at the beginning of Ap...
I approach every game with hunger to score more goals, says SAFF U-18 MVP Lynda Kom

I approach every game with hunger to score more goals, says SAFF U-18 MVP Lynda Kom

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By Soumo Ghosh, AIFF Media Team JAMSHEDPUR: The SAFF U-18 Women's Championship was an initial step for a number of newly scouted players, who are likely to represent India in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is set to take place in the country in six months’ time. One such player who has mesmerised one and all during the championship, and is looking forward to preparing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup is striker Lynda Kom Serto. Typifying the mentality of those who ply their trade in her position, Lynda is one who, by her own admission, is always hungry to score goals. "I go into every game with the aim of scoring more than I did in the last game. It may not always be possible, but as a striker, it's a good aim to have," the 17-year-old striker, said to the-aiff.com. Ending ...
Blue Tigresses to play two friendlies in Jordan

Blue Tigresses to play two friendlies in Jordan

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AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: The Senior Women’s National Team will be playing Egypt and Jordan in two friendly matches, both of which are to be played in Jordan from April 5-8, 2022. The Blue Tigresses, will thereafter, be joining their respective clubs for the upcoming Hero IWL season. The 30-member Indian contingent under Head Coach Thomas Dennerby are currently in a training camp in Goa from March 28 onwards. The team will leave for Jordan on April 2, 2022. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby along with Astam Oraon, Apurna Narzary and Martina Thokchom have joined the camp after lifting the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship trophy in Jamshedpur last week. Fixtures: April 5, 2022: India vs Egypt April 8, 2022: Jordan vs India The 30-member squad for the camp is as follows: GOALK...